By Alexandra Chaves
For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery will reopen with a physical exhibition on November 15.
The show, Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collection, includes paintings and sculptures from the 1960s by artists such as Parviz Tanavoli, Fahrelnissa Zeid, MF Husain, Abindin Eldergolu and Prabhakar Barwe.
Grey was an American collector who was interested in modern art from non-western cultures. She travelled to several countries in the 1960s and early 1970s, including Iran, eight times, and India and Turkey four times, acquiring prints, drawings, paintings and sculptures along the way. Through her travels, she collected 200 works from Iran, 175 from India and 95 from Turkey.